Why Maymay treads cautiously with her love life
Maymay Entrata is grateful to be among the talents who are still being given a stream of projects amid the pandemic and her network’s shutdown.
“Patuloy pa rin yung blessings na dumadating sa akin. At the same time, patuloy yung pagpapasaya natin sa ating Kapamilya,” the 23-year-old actress said in a recent digital interview. “Very thankful ako nandiyan ang Star Magic, Star Cinema and Star Music family na talagang patuloy sa pagiging tulay sa pangarap ko, which is go pa rin ako dahil sila yung nagbigay sa akin ng ganitong fairytale na life.”
Maymay is currently seen in Star Cinema’s digital podcast “Listen To Love: The Four Bad Boys and Me,” where she plays a DJ and the story’s narrator. It is a project sans her love team partner Edward Barber. “At least we’re growing as individuals. But we still have upcoming projects together,” she said.
Asked if she was one to fall for a bad boy, the Pinoy Big Brother winner said she avoids those types, since the experiences of her mother and aunts have served as a cautionary tale.
“Not only my own experiences, but those people around me. Nagsimula sa nanay ko, kasi laki ako sa broken family but because of the love of my grandparents, hindi ako nagkulang sa pagmamahal. Natuto din ako sa love life ng mga Tita ko kasi broken families din sila. Di ba nga, weak people pag nagsasama, lalakas,” she explained.
“Hindi ako naniniwala na you can change a bad boy. Once a bad boy, is a bad boy. You cannot control who they are, but you can control how you will choose. So kung pipili ka na lang, doon ka na lang sa good boy. Hindi din lahat ng good boy boring eh. May standard ka pa rin kahit good boy ang gusto mo.”
Though she did not elaborate, Maymay said previous experiences have taught her the importance of getting to know first the guy she intends to love. “Alamin mo rin kong pareho ba kayo ng love language, kung compatible ba kayo kasi hindi ibig sabihin na bagay kayo, yun na yun. Nandoon pa rin tayo sa understanding, may communication, faithful and loyal,” she said.
Before embarking on a new relationship, the perky star said she is aiming to find herself first and strengthen her faith. “Hahanapin ko muna ang sarili ko bago ako magmahal uli. I’ll focus first on my relationship with God. Para kung magmahal ako ulit, hindi ako magdedepend sa tao para pasayahin ako kasi anytime na iwan niya ko, kaya ko pa rin kasi puno ako ng pagmamahal sa Panginoon, sa mga tao sa paligid ko, at sa sarili ko.”